February 15, 2019 Subject:
Biography of the author
I found that very little is known about Charles William Mason but just to help anyone else looking for information here is what I could find.
He was first supernumerary entomologist at the Imperial Agricultural Research Institute in Pusa (Bihar) and from 1906 to 1909, he studied the food of Indian birds. He went to England in 1910, studying at the Agricultural College, Wye and then went to America as a Carnegie student to train further in entomology. He was then posted in Nyasaland to succeed E. Ballard. He died on black-water fever on 28 November 1917 at Namiwawa. - Report of the Proceedings of the third entomological meeting at Pusa in 1919.